Japan. October-November 2018. (11 photos)
This is part 1 of my Japan 2018 photo series
Yes, I’ve recently been to Japan. In fact I spent just over 3 weeks in Japan, on the main island of Honshu. Following that I also spent a few days in Melbourne, Australia, but that’s a story for another day perhaps.
Japan (日本; Nippon; Nihon) is technically an exonym (an external name not usually used by the locals) for the country the locals call Nippon or Nihon. But Japan is such a well accepted name, that technicality is a bit irrelevant these days.The kanji characters (日本) that make up Japan’s name mean “sun origin”, and Japan is often referred to as the “Land of the Rising Sun”. Japan is a volcanic archipelago consisting of about 6,852 islands. The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which make up about 97% of Japan’s land area and often are referred to as home islands. The Japanese population of about 127 million is the world’s tenth largest. About 13.8 million people live in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world with over 38 million people.
From the capital Tokyo, including Shibuya Crossing (above),rumoured to be the busiest pedestrian intersection/crossing in the world…
“The Crow Castle in Matsumoto”
…to lesser known smaller cities and towns;
“Marriage at the Meiji Shrine”
From the traditional…
“Sunday morning on Takeshita Street”
…to pop culture;
“Spotted Wood Owl meets the Wood Dragon, at an Owl Cafe”
From the sublime…
…to the iconic;
“Shinto Shrine in Lake Biwa”
From the handiwork of men…
“path in Yoshino”
…to the majesty of Nature’s Autumnal transitions;
“Sunrise over Tokyo, from the 35th floor”
over the next few posts, please come with me to Japan, the land of the rising sun…
“Eikando Temple, Kyoto”
“A place you will never forget”
…it’s a place you will never forget.
This is part 1 of my Japan 2018 photo series.